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Can anyone tell me how long it was before they could drive. I had a lumpectomy and some sentinel nodes removed on Nov 6th. My car insurance is happy for me to be guided by my physio/consultant, but I'm not back until Dec 4th.
Hi Jan. I was told 4 to 6 weeks. I think it depends on which side it is as well, mine was the left side and apparently that takes longer than the right, from what I was told.
I must confess I did give it a try after just over 3 weeks but didn't get far down the road and had to come back. There was no strength there in the arm for changing the gears.
After that I waited for another week and it was ok on short journeys although it was another 2 or 3 weeks before I could manage the hand brake, I was having to lean around and use both arms for that.
Hope this helps a bit. Good luck with it.
Sorry to hear you need more surgery, Jan.
Good luck for next week.
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